Part One: Life of the Buddha

EXERCISE 7. The Four Sights: Old Age

  1. Why was the prince not happy in the palace?
  2. What did his father say when he asked his permission to go out of the palace?
  3. What did he see when he went to the city?
  4. What did the old man say?
  5. What did the prince ask the driver?
  6. What did the driver say to him?
  7. Had the prince seen many old people before? Why?
  8. Do you think you also will grow old like that?
  9. What did the king do again to try to make him happy?